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  • Bob Costas offers wager to his gun critics

    04/03/2014 12:28:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/03/2014 | By TAL KOPAN
    Sports broadcaster Bob Costas is not backing down in the face of criticism for his outspoken advocacy of gun control. In fact, he’s challenging his critics to a bet. Costas was asked about the controversial political positions he has taken on the air, including gun control, in an interview with “Late Night” host Seth Meyers, and said it’s very much an issue in sports that deserves to be talked about. “Here’s what I would say to anybody who any time they hear the word guns automatically goes off, like, ‘Oh, they’re going to repeal the Second Amendment,’” Costas said. “Let’s...
  • Jackson cut by Eagles follows ‘gang’ report; Jets still interested

    03/29/2014 11:47:33 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | 03/28/2014 | Brian Costello
    It’s your move, Woody Johnson. The Eagles released star wide receiver DeSean Jackson on Friday, making him a free agent the Jets and their owner may want to grab. Jackson was released shortly after a report revealed the Eagles had concerns about his ties to gang activity in Los Angeles, complicating any decision on the receiver. --SNIP-- But the situation got a lot murkier Friday with the NJ.com report that Jackson was contacted by the LAPD about a 2010 gang-related murder. The police said Jackson was never a suspect, but his ties to Theron Shakir, a purported member of the...
  • Jerk of the Week - Bob Costas

    03/15/2014 3:09:14 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 13 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | March 15, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    It's that time of the week again where we look among all the deserving idiots and pick our Jerk of the Week. This week was packed with the usual suspects of President Obama, John Kerry, Michael Bloomberg, and many others. I had almost decided to pick Lebron James and other celebrities shilling for ObamaCare (which they'll never have to use being wealthy themselves), but in the final tally, the winner was Bob Costas. For his continued anti-Second Amendment rants and utter hypocrisy, he is our Jerk of the Week. The far left leanings of Bob Costas became painfully apparent in...
  • Bob Costas: My Armed Security Doesn't Make Me a Hypocrite on Guns

    03/10/2014 3:15:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Mar 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 9th NBC's Bob Costas dismissed criticism of his having armed guards while disparaging "gun culture" by saying his guards were NBC and NFL security, not "personal" bodyguards. He did this while being interviewed by Fox News's Howard Kurtz, who brought up Costas's December 2012 halftime criticism of "the NFL's gun culture." Kurtz said, "You were accused of injecting politics into halftime, and Fox News's Greg Gutfeld said you were 'a hypocritical buffoon' because you're in New York, and you're surrounded by armed guards, and you don't have to worry about safety."
  • Bob Costas’ Olympic pink eye from ‘botched Botox’

    03/07/2014 3:02:21 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3-6-14 | Emilly Smith
    Bob Costas got his infamous case of Olympic pink eye from botched Botox, a source claims to Page Six. NBC’s prime-time Olympics host, who had to take a six-day absence after coming down with viral conjunctivitis in both eyes, contracted the infection after a Botox procedure to smooth out wrinkles prior to the Olympics. Our source said, “Bob’s eye infection was due to botched Botox. This isn’t the first time he’s had it.” NBC strongly denies that Costas — who arrived to host the games in Sochi with a forehead smoother than the Olympic luge track — developed the infection...
  • Was Obama Stoned for NBC Olympics Interview?

    02/07/2014 4:59:35 PM PST · by kristinn · 139 replies
    Friday, February 7, 2014 | Kristinn
    I just watched President Obama's taped interview with Bob Costas on NBC. He looked stoned. I'm not the only one who has that impression after seeing his droopy eyelids, bloodshot eyes and droopy mouth. Twitter lit up with comments about Obama's stoned appearance.
  • Media Avoids Commenting on Stoned Appearance of Obama in Olympics Interview

    02/09/2014 10:47:23 AM PST · by kristinn · 33 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Saturday, February 8, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    I follow many reporters on Twitter. They are usually free with their observations of the political scene—some more free than others. They have a caustic wit from years of covering hack politicians, but they also have a protective manner when it comes to President Barack Obama. A case in point is Obama’s interview with NBC Sports’ Bob Costas taped Thursday but broadcast Friday evening as part of the network’s coverage of the opening ceremonies of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games. As reported last night at the Gateway Pundit, viewers took to Twitter last night to express their astonishment at...
  • Was Obama stoned during Bob Costas interview?

    02/08/2014 8:41:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 81 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 8, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The emergence of Twitter as a social media goliath has unleashed gossip and speculation as a media force. The long term consequences are unknowable, but in the meantime, with a far left president with a dicey past, it is producing some highly amusing results. Last night, President Obama explained to Bob Costas of NBC Sports why he wasn’t attending the Sochi Olympics, but the substance of what he had to say was lost in the controversy that erupted on Twitter over whether or not he was stoned. Yahoo writer Mike Oz took the high road, as would nearly any journalist,...
  • ‘Is Obama stoned?’: President just not that into Bob Costas interview

    02/08/2014 10:25:00 AM PST · by mojito · 48 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 2/7/2014 | Staff
    Hey, the president’s an athlete too. He’s golfed with Tiger Woods, is an avid skeet shooter and knows a thing or 22 about shooting free throws. Tonight, though, in an interview with NBC’s Bob Costas, President Obama looked like he just wanted to go to sleep....
  • PUTIN PROPAGANDA: NBC’s Bob Costas portrays Russian leader as great peacemaker

    02/07/2014 6:09:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 6, 2014 | Jaime Weinstein
    If all you know about Vladimir Putin is what you learned from Bob Costas during NBC’s Olympic coverage Thursday night, you might be excused for thinking the Russian autocrat is a great peacemaker on the world stage. Costas ran a video montage to bring viewers up to speed on the Russian president as the Olympic Winter Games began in Sochi, Russia. For a minute, NBC looked an awful lot like a Russian propaganda network — at least in how it portrayed Putin as a leader in the international arena. “Just in the past year, Putin brokered a deal to allow...
  • Satire Gone Too Far? The Onion Hurls Slurs At Redskins Owner

    10/22/2013 5:22:46 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 64 replies
    WCBS TV NYC ^ | October 22, 2013
    <p>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A satirical publication is making real news with its take on the debate surrounding the Washington Redskins nickname.</p> <p>An article posted to The Onion’s website on Monday featured anti-Semitic slurs and stereotypes aimed at Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, who is Jewish.</p>
  • Redskins Boycott: 76 Media Outlets and Journalists Oppose Name of Washington NFL Team

    10/31/2013 7:07:25 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 143 replies
    The Wrap ^ | October 30, 2013 @ 5:42 pm | Sara Morrison
    Redskins Boycott: 76 Media Outlets and Journalists Oppose Name of Washington NFL Team By Sara Morrison San Francisco Chronicle, Slate, Rachel Maddow, Peter King and Bill Simmons among those boycotting the name, according to new study At least 76 media outlets and journalists are boycotting the name of Washington D.C.-based football team considered by many to be a racial slur, according to a Pew study released on Wednesday. Rachel Maddow, Peter King and Bill Simmons were among the 12 journalists who have publicly announced a boycott of the name, while 12 media outlets, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Slate and...
  • Sowell: Race hustling could start a war

    11/02/2013 9:00:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Rapid City Journal ^ | October 23, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    Bob Costas is one of the premier sportscasters and a very smart guy, so it was somewhat surprising to see him join the chorus of those decrying the fact that the owner of the Washington Redskins is resisting the pressures to change the name of his football team. The argument is that Native Americans are offended by the name, though there is no compelling evidence that most Native Americans are worked up about it. Nor is there any evidence that anyone intended the name to be insulting, either by this team or any number of other sports teams that have...
  • Redskins Owner to Meet with NFL Commissioner over Team Name

    10/29/2013 10:34:34 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 71 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/29/13 | upi/breitbart sports
    Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is scheduled to meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell before NFL leaders meet with team name opponents. A person knowledgeable about the situation said there wasn't any indication that Snyder has moved from his position against changing the team's name, the Washington Post reported Monday.
  • Bob Costas Weighs In On Redskins Controversy: "It's An Insult, A Slur" (video)

    10/13/2013 8:17:06 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 80 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 13, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    BOB COSTAS: Think for a moment about the term Redskins and how it truly differs from all the others. Ask yourself what the equivalent would be if directed toward African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians or members of any other ethnic group. When considered that way, Redskins can't possibly honor a heritage or a noble character trait, nor can it possibly be considered a neutral term. It's an insult, a slur, no matter how benign the present day intent. It's fair to say that for a long time now, and certainly in 2013, no offense has been intended. But if you take a...
  • [VANITY] Bob Costas is a moron

    10/13/2013 7:08:40 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 83 replies
    2013-OCT-13 | Self
    His leftist, politically-correct commentary during Sunday Night Football's halftime confirms his idiocy. He concluded that the name "Redskins" is offensive. No. It's not.NBC's removal of Keith Olbermann from SNF was not enough. Costas now must go.
  • Thank You Bob Costas for that free DNC infomercial (VANITY)

    10/13/2013 7:16:11 PM PDT · by Eagle of Liberty · 51 replies
    NBC Sports | October 13, 2013 | EagleOfLiberty
    So, at halftime of the Sunday Night Football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington REDSKINS, Bob Costas decided to lay down some wisdom on America. He started out okay in his discussion of Obama's new pet project, to pressure Washington into changing the name of the football team, but almost at the end when you were suffiently sucked in, he threw out the bombshell.....the use of the term "Redskins" is indeed offensive...a nasty slur. And there you have it. Just like Global Warming, um, I mean Climate Change, the debate about the term "Redskins" is now settled science....
  • NBC Sports listed as leading sponsor for Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT) in Las Vegas

    01/12/2013 8:32:06 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 2 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Friday, January 11, 2013 | Bob Raissman
    NBC Sports listed as leading sponsor for Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT) in Las Vegas as U.S. debates gun control The show, the nation's largest event of its kind, lists NBC Sports as one of its leading sponsors; the SHOT Show's website lists NBC Sports as 'It's New Product Center Sponsor.' There is one NBC personality Peacock suits presumably aren’t inviting to Las Vegas next week for the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show known as the SHOT Show — Bob Costas. But while Costas won’t be there, the show, the nation’s largest event of its kind, does list NBC...
  • The PRIVILEGE of Being ANTI-GUN

    12/24/2012 11:07:24 AM PST · by real saxophonist · 16 replies
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  • Bob Costas Sounds Off on Zimmerman Case, Ignoring Suit Against Sportscaster's Network

    12/12/2012 9:24:51 AM PST · by Justaham · 35 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/12/12
    NBC Sports talker Bob Costas caught plenty of heat for launching into an anti-gun rant in the wake of the murder/suicide committed by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher. Last night, Costas waded into the subject once more, but this time he brought up the George Zimmerman case to buttress his points. "What does common sense tell you about the likelihood of that confrontation ever taking place in the first place if George Zimmerman was not carrying a gun?" Not so fast. Costas' own network is being sued for shoddy journalism involving Zimmerman's case. That didn't prevent the sportscaster from...
  • Gun Owners: Should We Listen to Bob Costas or Jesus Christ?

    12/09/2012 7:07:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2012 | Doug Giles
    As most of you know, during a football game last week Bob Costas lectured us po’ goofy Americans about the evils of a “gun culture” and how we need to evolve away from being obsessed with firearms. As soon as I heard that drivel roll off Mr. C’s tongue I ordered another 30/06, a sweet Walther PPK and a custom .416 Rigby turnbolt. Cowabunga, Bob. Thanks for reminding me to buy more guns. First off, let me help you, Robert: Guns do not kill people. Dads with daughters do. Oh, and BTW, Planned Parenthood kills a lot of people …...
  • The NRA the new KKK?

    12/07/2012 10:24:05 AM PST · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    WND ^ | December 06, 2012 | Jeff Knox
    Jeff Knox educates Jason Whitlock, Bob Costas on realities of firearm ownership Sports fans watching the Sunday night game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles last weekend were subjected to an anti-gun homily from sportscaster Bob Costas. The scripted comments were prompted by the tragic murder of Kasandra Perkins and subsequent suicide of her murderer, Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher. Perkins was Belcher’s live-in girlfriend and the mother of his 3-month-old daughter. At this point, no one knows what set the football player off, but the tragedy triggered a scathing editorial from Fox Sports personality Jason Whitlock,...
  • The backpedalling by and for Bob Costas isn’t working

    12/06/2012 6:11:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 36 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 5 December, 2012 | Dave Workman
    NBC sportscaster Bob Costas will appear tonight on Fox News’ O’Reilly Factor with host Bill O’Reilly as the centerpiece of a gun rights controversy that just keeps on giving like the proverbial Christmas present with a down-side. He's trying to mollify a lot of angry people and it is obviously not working at Northwest Firearms, Shooters Northwest, Seattle Guns or Gun Rights Media. His media colleagues may be okay with his remarks, and buy his shifting explanations, but that merely has sharpened the philosophical disparity between the media and a huge segment of its audience. This column discussed Mr. O’Reilly’s...
  • Bob Costas is Wrong: Gun Ownership Deters Crime

    12/06/2012 6:07:23 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    blog.heartland.org ^ | 5 December, 2012 | Maureen Martin
    Sports broadcaster Bob Costas used his platform at NBC’s Sunday Night Football to blame guns for Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher’s murder of his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins and Belcher’s subsequent suicide. Costas quoted extensively from a column written by Fox News sportswriter Jason Whitlock, in which Whitlock concludes, without equivocation: What I believe is, if he [Belcher] didn’t possess/own a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today. Never mind the fact that their relationship was so troubled that the KC Chiefs team management was providing counseling to them. And never mind the fact that Belcher had...
  • Gun control's racist component

    12/06/2012 7:55:09 AM PST · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    WND ^ | December 05, 2012 | Eriik Rush
    Exclusive: Erik Rush notes early firearms laws were meant to keep them from blacks I understand that given the nature of the media it is all but irresistible for the press to cover events such as the shooting murder-suicide case of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher prior to possessing pertinent facts. Given the bias of those in the media, I can also understand NBC sports guru Bob Costas engaging in an abysmally ignorant anti-gun rant following the Belcher tragedy, which quickly became as much of a story as the shootings themselves. Reactions to the Costas diatribe ranged from the...
  • Bob Costas: I wouldn’t want to have a gun during a theater shooting

    12/06/2012 7:26:06 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 68 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 6 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    O’Reilly: “Do you want to hit the floor and hope you don’t get shot or have a gun on you that you could protect yourself?” Costas: “I don’t want a gun on me, no. In that situation, in the dark, in the confusion, I think it’s highly more likely that there would be more carnage – bullets would be flying wildly all over the place.”
  • A Modest Proposal For Bob Costas And His Anti-Gun Rant

    12/05/2012 9:39:59 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-5-12 | The Looking Spoon
    He offered a kinda-sorta-but-not-really apology that probably makes everything worse for him...So...
  • If Kasandra Perkins Only Had A Gun For Self-Defense, Bob Costas, she'd be alive today

    12/05/2012 8:58:00 AM PST · by raptor22 · 8 replies
    Gun Control: If the girlfriend of the football linebacker killed in a murder-suicide had a gun to defend herself, she might be alive today to explain how guns save lives and more of them means less crime. Let us start with the proposition that Jovan Belcher, the 6-foot-2-inch, 228-pound Kansas City Chiefs linebacker, did not need his legally obtained and registered gun to kill his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins. He could have used his bare hands to dispatch his partner, or even, say, a knife, as was used in another murder case involving a famous football player that NBC Sports announcer...
  • Bob Costas, NFL Surrounded by Armed Security

    12/04/2012 11:32:42 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Dec 2012, | AWR Hawkins
    Bob Costas' gun control rant was bad but made worse by one key point -- he lives much of his life with the benefit of armed security. (i.e., men with guns). If you've ever been to an NFL game this point is academic. The number of armed policemen you pass between the gate your seat is incredible. And if you get behind the scenes, in certain corridors, the armed presence can be just as strong (or stronger). ... Remember when Rosie O'Donnell spent what seemed like years on her gun rants? Those rants lost their effectiveness when the focus turned...
  • Bob Costas’ idea of an ‘apology’ is yet another attack on gun owners

    12/04/2012 7:35:20 PM PST · by JohnPierce · 25 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | December 4, 2012 | John Pierce
    Bob Costas is in trouble with football fans, a large majority of which are gun owners, and his insulting attempt at an apology is only adding fuel to the fire. --IMAGE HERE-- But let’s start at the beginning. It all started with FoxSports.com columnist Jason Whitlock. In the wake of the media frenzy surrounding Jovan Belcher’s murder of his girlfriend and subsequent suicide, Whitlock penned an article in which he launched a scathing attack on the Second Amendment and those who value it. He starts his rant with an assertion that the Second Amendment is threatening to the very liberty...
  • If Kasandra Perkins Only Had A Gun, Bob Costas ...

    12/04/2012 4:14:53 PM PST · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 4, 2012
    Gun Control: If the girlfriend of the football linebacker killed in a murder-suicide had a gun to defend herself, she might be alive today to explain how guns save lives and more of them means less crime. Let us start with the proposition that Jovan Belcher, the 6-foot-2-inch, 228-pound Kansas City Chiefs linebacker, did not need his legally obtained and registered gun to kill his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins. He could have used his bare hands to dispatch his partner, or even, say, a knife, as was used in another murder case involving a famous football player that NBC Sports announcer...
  • NBC's Bob Costas Says Anti-Gun Commentary Was A "Mistake" (with audio)

    12/04/2012 2:40:56 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 81 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 4, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    BOB COSTAS: And for a long time, I’ve been wanting to get off my chest my disgust with this idea that every time something tragic happens, no matter what it may be, that in any way touches sports, there’s a chorus of people saying, 'You know, this really puts it in perspective.’ Which is a bunch of nonsense, because if that was true, we wouldn’t have to have that perspective readjusted every time the next tragedy occurs. It’s a bunch of nonsense. And what I was trying to say was, that if you want some perspective on this, there are...
  • ob Costas Belcher rant aims at gun control push by lib NBC

    12/04/2012 11:34:10 AM PST · by Marketfly1 · 10 replies
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | December 4, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    Instead of grieving for the victim and her family, Costas decided to impose his liberal political views on millions of viewers who tuned in to watch football. The NFL is the most popular professional sports league in the country. Americans enjoy watching the action, following their favorite teams and escaping from the problems they face in their everyday lives. Americans who watch Sunday Night Football don’t tune in to hear sports anchors editorialize about gun control.
  • Belcher spent night with a gal pal before killing

    12/04/2012 8:38:09 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 56 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/4/12 | TARA PALMERI
    KANSAS CITY, Mo — He was playing the field. Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher had a boozy dinner with another woman and spent the night at her apartment before he went home, fought with and killed his girlfriend, and then ended his own life in a practice-facility parking lot, sources said yesterday. After dinner and drinks Friday night at a local tavern, the former Long Island high-school star took the woman, Brittni Glass, to her home, but spent the next several hours asleep in his Bentley outside her building, neighbors said. After cops roused him from his drunken slumber...
  • Raging Against Self-Defense: A Psychiatrist Examines the Anti-Gun Mentality

    12/03/2012 5:34:47 PM PST · by Mozilla · 19 replies
    http://www.therightplanet.com/ ^ | 03 Dec 2012 | By Sarah Thompson, M.D.
    “You don’t need to have a gun; the police will protect you.” “If people carry guns, there will be murders over parking spaces and neighborhood basketball games.” “I’m a pacifist. Enlightened, spiritually aware people shouldn’t own guns.” “I’d rather be raped than have some redneck militia type try to rescue me.” How often have you heard these statements from misguided advocates of victim disarmament, or even woefully uninformed relatives and neighbors? Why do people cling so tightly to these beliefs, in the face of incontrovertible evidence that they are wrong? Why do they get so furiously angry when gun owners...
  • An open letter to Bob Costas and Jason Whitlock

    12/03/2012 5:03:54 PM PST · by Mozilla · 27 replies
    http://doubleplusundead.com ^ | December 3, 2012 | alexthechick
    Gentlemen: I see that you have chosen to use the horrific crime of the murder of Kasandra Perkins to express your belief that guns are the problem, not the men who wield them. I am utterly certain that you believe that you have the moral high ground on this matter. I am equally certain that such a belief is appallingly wrong, not to mention terribly misogynistic. Why do I say this? Because had your desires on gun control been in place, I would not be alive to be writing this now. I have an Ex. I have an Ex who,...
  • SPEAK UP: BOB COSTAS' ANTI-GUN COMMENTS

    12/03/2012 1:33:41 PM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 61 replies
    Tom Gresham's Gun Talk Newsletter ^ | Dec. 3, 2012 | Tom Gresham
    To see Clueless Costas blithely skip into the middle of this tragedy with such shallow and demonstrably false assumptions belies his reputation as a heretofore respected reporter. The mountain of evidence to contradict his anti-gun assertions looms large and would have been easy to find.
  • Vanity: Bob Costas blames guns for Kansas City Chiefs Players Death.

    12/02/2012 7:10:58 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 39 replies
    Bob Costas little speech he gives at halftime focused on blaming guns for Javon Belcher and his girlfriends death. Hey Bob would you rather Belcher run her over with a car instead????????
  • Bob Costas Takes Olympics to Task for Denying Israel's Munich Massacre Moment of Silence

    07/22/2012 4:24:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 18, 2012 | THR Staff
    When the London games officially launch July 27, Bob Costas will stage his own protest of what he calls a "baffling" decision: the NBC sportscaster plans to call out the International Olympic Committee for denying Israel's request for a moment of silence acknowledging the massacre of 11 Israeli athletes and coaches at the 1972 Games.
  • Why did NBC not air the most damning part of Jerry Sandusky-Bob Costas interview?

    06/19/2012 11:48:00 AM PDT · by mojito · 40 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 6/18/2012 | Joe Cowley
    ....Then came the sound bite NBC should have aired on every television set around the country as soon it was muttered from Sandusky’s mouth. “Well — you might think that,’’ Sandusky said. “I don’t know. In terms of — my relationship with so many, many young people. I would — I would guess that there are many young people who would come forward. Many more young people who would come forward and say that my methods and — and what I had done for them made a very positive impact on their life. And I didn’t go around seeking out...
  • Sandusky seems determined for trial in abuse case

    12/11/2011 10:40:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/10/11 | Ian Simpson
    Sandusky seems determined for trial in abuse caseBy Ian Simpson | Reuters – 14 hours ago WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky appears determined to hold out for a trial on child sexual abuse charges that could put him in prison for the rest of his life, legal experts said. **SNIP** Sandusky has already laid out his potential defense, saying in an interview with Bob Costas of NBC television that he engaged in horseplay with alleged victims but stopped short of sexual intercourse or penetration, Mallios said. "Now that he's said that, unless he recants or...
  • Baseball Star Mark McGwire Admits to Years of Steroid Use - Video 1/11/10

    01/11/2010 8:21:04 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 8 replies · 554+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 11, 2010 | Brian
    Here is a video report on the news that Major League Baseball star Mark McGwire has now admitted that he used steroids for the second half of his baseball career. McGwire admitted to using Human Growth Hormone and other steroids, which nearly doubled his homerun output during the second half of his career. That included his record-breaking year when he hit 70 homeruns, shattering the record held at that time by Roger Maris with 62. Below is video of Mark McGwire's emotional admission of steroid use in an interview with Bob Costas . . . . . McGwire said he...
  • 'Today': NY Times Goes to Bat for Bonds

    08/08/2007 5:16:12 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 72 replies · 988+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When New-York based 'Today' went looking for a local sports reporter to defend Barry Bonds, it didn't turn to the New York Post, whose headline this morning reads "JUNK BONDS: ‘SULTAN OF SYRINGE'. Nor was it likely that the designated hitter would be someone from the Daily News, whose back page screams "King of Shame." Instead, "Today" turned to the New York Times, and in particular to sports writer William Rhoden [pictured here with Lauer], to embrace Bonds.'TODAY' CO-ANCHOR MATT LAUER: You've been very critical of baseball actually leading up to this milestone for the way they've been wringing their...
  • Costas Zings Bonds Over 'Midget' Comment

    07/28/2007 10:33:16 AM PDT · by Vision · 37 replies · 1,263+ views
    AP ^ | Jul 27 07:51 AM | RONALD BLUM
    NEW YORK (AP) - A day after Barry Bonds called him a "little midget man who knows (nothing) about baseball," broadcaster Bob Costas said he wasn't upset with the San Francisco Giants slugger and responded with a jab of his own. "As anyone can plainly see, I'm 5-6 1/2 and a strapping 150, and unlike some people, I came by all of it naturally," Costas said Thursday in a telephone interview. On this week's edition of HBO's "Costas Now," commissioner Bud Selig, Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling and chemist Patrick Arnold discussed Bonds, his pursuit of Hank Aaron's home...
  • A national sob-along with Bob and Katie

    02/08/2006 11:14:45 AM PST · by JZelle · 24 replies · 400+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2-8-06 | TOM KNOTT
    One of the fundamental problems of the Turin Games, besides the treacherous snow and ice in the absence of D.C.-inspired storm team coverage, promises to be the nauseating presence of Bob Costas and Katie Couric. Costas and Couric are the Ken and Barbie dolls of NBC, a pair of half-pints who exude a smug, condescending air behind their plastic smiles and pseudo-charm. They are television's version of fingernails dragging against a chalkboard. NBC's bosses certainly would beg to differ, and they undoubtedly have the results from a zillion focus groups to support their assertions. The corollary is that there apparently...
  • CNN's Bob Costas refuses to host show about Natalee Holloway (wtg Bob Costas)

    08/19/2005 8:20:51 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 131 replies · 2,846+ views
    AP ^ | August 19, 2005 | AP
    (NY-AP) August 19, 2005 - The story of a missing Alabama teenager in Aruba had CNN searching for a plan-'C' last night. Bob Costas, the occasional fill-in on the network's "Larry King Live," refused to anchor Thursday night's show because it was primarily about the search for Natalee Holloway. Costas has released a statement saying that he suggested alternatives for the show, but that "producers preferred the topics they had chosen." His manager would not say what Costas didn't like about the topic. The show's senior executive producer says that Costas was uncomfortable with the subject matter, and that the...
  • CNN Hires Bob Costas ['Sez he “...needed Larry King's blessing.”]

    06/10/2005 12:18:05 PM PDT · by johnny7 · 21 replies · 429+ views
    AP ^ | June 9, 2005 | By David Bauder
    (AP) Bob Costas will become a regular substitute host for Larry King on CNN, conducting prime-time interviews about 20 times a year, the network said Wednesday. The veteran sportscaster is currently host of "Costas Now" on HBO.King, 71, celebrated the 20th anniversary of his show last week by interviewing former presidents Bush and Clinton, Watergate sleuths Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein and CBS' Dan Rather. Despite a swirl of change around him, he's still CNN's most popular personality. But his May average of 970,000 viewers represented his worst month in four years, according to Nielsen Media Research. He regularly loses his...
  • Bob Costas Joins CNN

    06/08/2005 12:47:27 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 48 replies · 1,735+ views
    Turner Info ^ | 6-8-05
    New York,NY(AHN)-Bob Costas, one of television’s most accomplished broadcasters and host of HBO’s Costas Now, joins CNN as a substitute host for Larry King Live, it was announced today by CNN/U.S. President Jon Klein. “We’re thrilled to have one of television’s most outstanding broadcasters joining the CNN roster,” Klein said. “Bob’s quick wit, nimble mind and broad range of interests will engage viewers in the best King tradition.” “It’s an honor to have the opportunity to sit in for Larry,” Costas said. “I’ve always enjoyed the long-form interview, and Larry’s program is synonymous with that television format.” Costas joined HBO...
  • HBO: inside the NFL - Bob Costas blames talk radio for fan behaviour in Detroit

    11/24/2004 9:55:04 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 38 replies · 3,666+ views
    Inside the NFL show on HBO ^ | November 26, 2004 | Bob Costas
    Just finished watching this week's edition of Inside the NFL on HBO and in the first ten minute segment Bob Costas, Dan Marino, Chris Collinsworth and Cris Carter talked about the incident from the Pacers/Pistons game in Detroit last Friday night and the implications for the NFL. In summary Bob Costas blamed fan behaviour in Detroit and in general on talk radio, a totally outrageous statement.
  • SPORTSCASTER BOB COSTAS: "Horrible Mistake" To Nix 'Bull Durham' And Robbins

    04/18/2003 6:02:08 PM PDT · by F16Fighter · 74 replies · 281+ views
    The O'Reilly Factor | 041803 | F16Fighter
    Bob Costas was whining like the girly-man he is about the Hall of Fame's decision to forego an invitation to leftist radicals Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon to appear in Cooperstown for a puzzling 15th anniversary celebration of the overrated movie 'Bull Durham.' Not only have Robbins and Sarandon been anti-America political distractions, but were nattering nabobs of negativity regarding the Iraqi war.Apparently, O'Reilly felt it was better to sit on the fence during the brief interview, while Costas, as usual, holds the belief that he is the High Priest of MLB Baseball, and for all of the rest of...